from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having some or all of the tail quills terminated in a long, slender, pointed shaft, without a web or barbules.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having wiry or wireshafted tail-feathers, as the thread-tailed swallow, Uromitus filiferus. See cuts under thread-tailed, Trochilidæ, Videstrelda, and Vidua.


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